Oakland Gardens, NY
A 25-year-old male asked:
Blood pressure question..6"1 male
not to active 166 pounds i have pots
at what point is a blood pressure to far apart ? my bp is 115 over 57 64hr
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 16 years experience
At Rest?: Well, let's assume that you're at rest and not during or immediately after exercise. The difference (called a pulse pressure) is usually ~40. When it's chronically above 100 is where we usually start asking questions about how it got there. Usual culprits are artery stiffness, aortic valve disease, thyroid issues and something called "shunts" or "avms." at your level, i'd say you're a healthy 25yo.
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